Firewall by DiAnn Mills Book Review (#CFBA)

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (July 1, 2014)
DiAnn Mills

DiAnn Mills believes her readers should “Expect an Adventure.” She is a fiction writer who combines an adventuresome spirit with unforgettable characters to create action-packed novels. Her books have won many awards through American Christian Fiction Writers, and she is the recipient of the Inspirational Reader’s Choice award for 2005, 2007, and 2010. She was a Christy Award finalist in 2008 and a Christy winner in 2010.

DiAnn is a founding board member for American Christian Fiction Writers, a member of Inspirational Writers Alive, Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, and is the Craftsman Mentor for the Christian Writer’s Guild. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops.

DiAnn and her husband live in Houston, Texas. Visit her website or find her on Facebook at

After a whirlwind romance, Taryn Young is preparing to board a plane at Houston International Airport, bound for a dream honeymoon, when a bomb decimates the terminal. Injured but still alive, she awakens to discover her husband is missing and they’re both considered prime suspects in the attack. Further, the FBI is convinced her husband isn’t who he appears to be.

Agent Grayson Hall’s number-one priority is to catch those responsible for the day’s act of terror. All evidence is pointing to Taryn and her new husband. But his instinct tells him her pleas of innocence are genuine. Is her naiveté just for show, or could she truly be another victim of a master scheme, possibly linked to the software she recently developed for her company?

With both their lives and reputations on the line, and the media outcry for justice increasing with each passing minute, Taryn and Grayson have no choice but to trust one another . . . and pray they can uncover the truth before they become two more casualties.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Firewall, go HERE.

My Thoughts

Well this book just has it all! Like romance? Check! Suspense? Check! Action? Check! Mystery? Check! Faith Based? Check! Firewall is the perfect combination of all of those things blended into action packed thriller that I couldn’t put down!

I really liked Taryn Young’s character! She’s quirky and smart and beautiful in her own right but that’s not what she’s all about. Finally, a heroine with a high IQ and on the fast track with her career working on delicate top secret software that’s apparently a hot commodity. Hot enough that people are dying so that others can get their hands on it. But who? That is all part of the mystery!

We meet Taryn as she’s about to go on her honeymoon. I started to think this might be a boring love story but then bam, it became anything but! After an explosion at their airport right before take off for their honeymoon, Taryn finds herself in a complete nightmare. She wakes up to find she and her new husband are suspects and he is nowhere to be found. Could he possibly have something to do with it? She doesn’t want to believe it but it’s not looking good.

Grayson is an agent for the FBI who believes her innocence from the start and they end up being thrown together trying to get to the truth of the matter. Those close to Taryn seem to be eliminated one by one making the connection between her job and her software project and the airport bombing likely to be connected.

I loved Mills writing and will definitely be seeking out her books in the future! I think these action/suspense type books are especially hard to blend with a faith theme but she does it perfectly, cleverly putting Taryn in a church as a hideout where her foundation of faith comes back to her.

Firewall has been a favorite to read this summer and kept me engaged from cover to cover.





The IE Mommy

The IE Mommy

I am a stay at home mom of three; ages 7, 6 and 1! I love doing product reviews and finding the best things to use for my family. Reading and writing have always been my passions so this allows me to incorporate them with the things that mean the most to me!
The IE Mommy


  1. Hi Lindsey, thanks for the great review!

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